Competing against a variety of sizes and types of dogs from chihuahuas to a mastiff, Bear, a 9-year-old rottweiler, shown by Kelli Moore, won best of show at Saturdays fifth annual K-9 Kapers Dog Show.

Judging the contest, held at the Port of Brookings Harbor, were Judi Angel from Channel 49, Willa Jones from Slugs n Stones n Ice Cream Cones and Curry Coastal Pilot editor Jerry Teague.

Teague has been a judge for four of the contests.

Emcee Jim Payne got the show going when he announced McGruff the Crime Dog and Officer Barbara Palicki, who led a pet parade.

In the pooch-owner look-a-like competition Ede Viale and her 3-month-old miniature dachshund Sam took first place. Sam wore colored beads and a brightly colored scarf for the competition.

Winning second was Angie Kunzelmann and her 6-year-old miniature dachshund Inga. Third place went to Deb King and 5-year-old dachshund Skeeter.

Competing against a field of nine dogs, a 9-week-old yellow lab took top honors in the kids only best dog contest for children 12 and younger. The dog, Chelsy, participated in the contest with Brianne Hunter.

Second place was awarded to Sammy, a 6-year-old shih tzu, shown by Heidi Moore.

Third was won by Snoopy, a veteran of the contest. The 11-year-old black cocker spaniel was shown by Danielle Loberg.

Fifteen contestants created stiff competition in the prettiest small dog contest.

With so many vying for the title the judges awarded honorable mentions to Howard and Deanna Gills 4-year-old Scottish terrier Kippy and Gloria Millers 4-and a half-year-old miniature schnauzer Jazz.

Winning the prettiest small dog title was Carol and Tom Rhodes 9-month-old Boston bull terrier Muffin.

Second place honors were given to Sunshine McGarveys 7-year-old blue heeler mix Blaze.

Brittany Sherbourne, chaperoned Ginger, a 7-month-old maltypoo poodle maltese mix, as she won third place.

Prettiest big dog attracted a dozen contestants.

Winning first was Marsha Gabberts 2 and a-half-year-old border collie Teddy Bear.

Jolene Bracketts Bella Mae, a 15-month-old Burnese mountain dog, charmed her way to a second place win.

Siberian husky, Tasha, 4, shown by Jack Worrall, won third.

Honorable mention awards were given to Aimee Griffins 4-month-old malamute-shepherd Brandi, Lloydene Hobbs year-old mastiff Shelby and Tahnee, a 21-month-old Australian shepherd shown by Susan Dodgen.

April, a 5-year-old doberman, won the adult basic obedience contest after earlier donating her skills to help Kevin Roeckl demonstrate the American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizen Program for South Coast Humane Society.

See Dog show, Page 2B